Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Theo Jansen

Always a favorite- Theo Jansen's work always just stops me and makes me stare in awe. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Mine Kafon

Massoud Hassani's Mine Kafon reminded me of Theo Jensen's wind powered pieces but with a life saving element.  They are not only interesting to look at, but they hold a very important purpose.  I love how his design came directly from his experience of playing in the deserts as a child- with using what they had around. It is also super admirable that he came back to his homeland and decided to change things with that which he learned away from home- such a beautiful idea- and invention.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


"We are all full of ghosts, people and cities we no longer visit but within whom we felt incredibly alive, and there is no reason to pretend they never existed. I wish I could hold those ghosts closer even, telling them that I forgive them for any indiscretion I may have at one point tried to scrub away with a ball of steel wool. Because trying to erase someone completely only makes their presence in your life more pointed — they are an intruder, they are violating your emotional restraining order and reminding you you cannot escape them." Chelsea Fagan